Taylor Wimpey Hartshead High Secondary Ashton Dec 2019 Aerial
The former school was demolished after it merged with another institution in 2008

Taylor Wimpey underway in Ashton-under-Lyne  

The housebuilder has begun construction on its Harts Mead development at the 15-acre site of the former Hartshead High School off Lees Road and Greenhurst Road. 

The development in Ashton-under-Lyne comprises 195 homes, 15% of which are to be designated as affordable. 

Under the plans, the housing mix includes one-bedroom apartments, as well as semi-detached and detached two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.  

Taylor Wimpey bought the site from Tameside Council for £9.4m in 2019. 

The school buildings were demolished after Hartshead High School merged with Stamford High School in September 2008 and moved to a new building on Broadoak Road. 

Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, said: “Notwithstanding their proximity to Manchester city centre, these new homes will be ideally positioned for access to a range of local shops and services.  

“They are also within the catchment area of ‘outstanding’ Ofsted-rated primary and secondary schools, making it a much sought-after location.” 

Play facilities and areas of green space in the scheme will be accessible to all local residents, not just those living at the Harts Mead development, according to Taylor Wimpey. 

Baldwin Design Consultancy, Taylor Wimpey’s retained architect, designed the scheme, and Avison Young is the planning consultant. 

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Great news, a housing development of 195 homes being built on a brownfield site and also 28 homes that are affordable.

By Darren born bred.

Great news , 195 affordable homes, 15% will be really cheap

By Dan

One part of the site was protected green space, not a brownfield site. And now all the site has been cleared every time it rains, the gardens of houses nearby flood! I hope they can sort this out. They have promised residents they will but so far they haven’t done so.

By Susy

195 swanky new homes that will be unaffordable for most people, particularly young families. On top of that you have the cost and stress of the commute and spending your weekends traipsing, in your car, between some depressing retail park and your over priced, under sized house.

By Real Daz Salford

Seen as though you built the new school on the playing fields I use to play on as a child I thought maybe once the old site was knocked down it could have been given back to nature. Seems its all about money. We only have our self’s to blame when we run out of green space.

By Duaine

who wants to move to another what is becoming another norther ghost town.give back to the cows and sheep.

By blueboy